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on a political solution. this is my advice. >> defiant words and defined actions on the ground. the opposition believes the government has been weakened and is looking for a deal to stay in power. brahimi is in damascus to find a political settlement. it is the clarity has a goal. he is trying to get them to agree on a transitional government to ensure an orderly transfer of power. the sources are not expecting an immediate breakthrough even though the position of the american and russian governments is now closer than ever. >> there could be hard bargaining ahead. scenes like these will continue if the two sides are not willing to compromise. >> more than half a million syrians that are registered or pending registration as refugees in neighboring countries. the actual number is much higher. the latest figures from the refugee aid shows that more than 164,000 are waiting to register in lebanon. nearly 3000 in jordan. turkey's government says the more than 142,000 syrians are registered. they fled the city and are now living in harsh conditions in a camp near the border with turkey. >> what ca
earned a reputation for being there whenever there was a suicide attack. he also what is strong action against a pakistani taliban. it did not come as a surprise when the taliban took responsibility for the assassination. >> indian police have used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters in new delhi. they are angry at a region of a brutal gang rape -- they are angry at the brutal gang rape. >> the morning started with teargas. they are still around in different areas around government compounds, demanding justice. >> we are not safe. even if we go on the matter we are not say. >> a 23 year-old medical student was attacked and a great on a bus last week. she is in a hospital. they have arrested all six men accused of raping her. as the protests continue, if the government has been under pressure to do more. they breached the prime minister on saturday. five fast track courts have been announced to address the tens of thousands tensrape cases that are still 0 -- tens of thousands of rape cases that are still standing. >> they are protesting the policies. it will not change. so
are deeply disappointed that israel insists on continuing its pattern of action. these repeated announcements and plans of new construction have run counter to the cause of peace. israel's leaders continually say they support the path towards a two-state solution, yet these actions only put that goal further at risk. >> photo sharing serve instagram has tried to reassure users that it will not sell their photos. mobile phone photographers have incorrectly interpreted a change in its policy. they began life as an iphone app. facebook bought the site for $1 billion in april. we have a technology expert with the competitive enterprise institute. >> i think they are going to make money by selling these pictures. whether it will be in the form of something like a photo or simply using one person's pictures to advertise their friends -- to their friends. personalization is increased when you are trying to figure out what products you want to buy. this is a road that facebook will go down. it has to make money off it somehow. instagram might not use the photographs to the fullest extent of what the
actions on the ground. but the opposition believes the government has been weakened and is looking for a deal to stay in power. un and arab league special envoy lakhdar brahimi is in damascus to find a settlement to this work, but it is not clear whether he has a proposal. diplomatic sources have told al jazeera is trying to strike a deal to ensure an orderly transfer of power. but sources are not expecting a breakthrough, even though according to them the position of the american and russian governments are closer than ever. scenes like these will continue of the two sides are not willing to compromise. al jazeera. >> more than half a million syrians are registering or pending registration as refugees in neighboring countries. the latest figures from the u.n. refugee agency show that more 164.5 -- 164,000 are awaiting registration in lebanon. more than 142,000 syrians are registered in turkey. many are camped near the border with turkey. >> what can we do? we are called. everybody is one gray. what can we do? the water flows through my sense. -- everybody is hungry. the refugee ce
of the president that occupying the capital, get rid of this. >> defiant words. and if i and actions on the ground. but the opposition believes the government has been weakened and is looking for a deal to stay in power. >> more than 40,000 people dead now. people on the ground must be wondering, looking around, wondering where a realistic solution is coming from. but well, yes, it seems both sides are pursuing the military option for the time being. but the government -- if you talk to the opposition, what did they say? they believe the syrian government is now on the defensive. they are trying to defend itself, trying to find some sort of appeal to stay in power. you hear this time and time again -- they have so much confidence. we have been to syria so many times and they believe even with light weapons, we have seen territorial gains on the ground. they have been able to take territory. but you cannot call it liberated territory simply because everywhere remains a target. syrian fighter jet, artillery. at the end of the day, there are civilians, civilians caught in the crossfire. and anger is
to get her to drop the case and marry one of the attackers. >> for almost 14 days, no action was taken. no case was registered and no arrest was made. attemots also made to hush up the case by arriving at a compromise but nothing happened. >> with cases such as in this that made people so angry at india where a rape was reported every 20 minutes. protest for almost two weeks after a 22-year old medical student was gang raped in delhi and she is fighting for her life in singapore. people want an end to the violent attacks and they say the police and the government need to do more. on friday the indian prime minister tried to assure people he is hearing their calls. >> as far as the punishment is concerned, we have appointed a committee -- the chief justice of india, to suggest ways and means of modifications in the crimes against women. >> back and plunged out, the officer in charge of the police station has been fired been backedin punjab. and two men and a woman have been arrested. little consolation for the relatives. the kind of action people in india want to see. >> staying in the
>> the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is still possible, says president obama. you are watching al jazeera, live from doha. an indian student who was gang raped the eyes of her injuries in singapore hospital. -- dies of her injuries in singapore hospital. dozens take to the streets to protest the iraqi government. >> in vietnam, we talk to fishermen about the increasing dangers of working in disputed waters. >> u.s. president barack obama says he still hopes congress can reach agreement to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. obama met congressional leaders at the white house on friday to discuss a deal. he said the talks were constructive, but did issue a warning on behalf of the american people, demanding congress take action. >> america wonders why it is that in this town, for some reason, you cannot get stuff done in an organized time table, where everything has to wait till the last minute. we are now of the last minute. in the american people are not going to have any patients for a politically self-inflicted wo
that syrians themselves must approve the future. this very much depends on their actions, but the actions must not change the dialogue that must take place among the syrians themselves from the beginning. >>> campaigners are warning of a humanitarian crisis in a syrian city seized by soldiers. according to the opposition syrian, communication systems are down and cannot get casualty numbers. the military is applying pressure from the air, fighter jets attacking a town in the helmand province. opposition activists say that areas close to military airport in the north are also being heavily shelled. this shows the body of a man and boy who were apparently killed in an attack in a nearby town. government forces are targeting the airport because the rebels have managed to surround it. fodder say they are running low on ammunition, but they're still attempting -- rebels say they are running low on ammunition but they're still attempting to approach the air base. >>> rebels from the central african republic are agreeing to peace talks. meantime, battles are continuing between the rebels were trying
wrongdoing in the of the action of the witness. they say under these circumstances, the -- there can be no fair hearing. further delays will only prolong the healing process. she says she wants politics out of the trial and hopes for a search for justice will unite all and can no longer a drag on. >> preparations are underway in fiji as cyclone evan continues barreling toward the islands. it has already caused four people to go missing in american samoa. >> houses are flattened and most of the islands are without power. people like this woman sift through what is left of their homes. >> we are going to survive with my daughter and my son. >> a tsunami devastated samoa three years ago. this time, the damage is worse. the storm has forced thousands into evacuation locations. >> it has not really hit us yet. we are glad we are able to help. >> the default are turning to god, praying for a swift recovery and for those missing. -- the devout are turning to god, praying for a swift recovery and for those who are missing. while it looks like business as usual, the fourth pass street winds o
the tough talk with action. >> of the ruling african national congress party is meeting to choose its next leader. the current party late -- party leader is being challenged by his secretary. thousands of delegates will pay for the summit that comes every year. but they also face criticism for corruption and in fighting. a former british army doctor has been found guilty of dishonest conduct over the death of an iraqi prisoner. the charges date back to 2003, when a hotel receptionist died after being arrested by british soldiers. andrew potter has more. >> the doctor had only been at his job for two months when he was presented with a case of [indiscernible] the last 36 hours of his life was being beaten by british soldiers. as he was dying, the doctor tried to treat him, but denied noticing anything more serious than a bloody nose, including a fractured ribs and a broken robe. the verdict is another victory for his often inquiry into professional standards. the doctor now works at a medical practice in north england and has denied any wrongdoing. the tribunal will decide if he is fit to c
is will they back up tough talks with tough action once in office. ruling african's national congress party is meeting to choose its next leader. the current party leader is being challenged by his deputy. thousands of delegates are meeting for the summit held every five years. but they are facing criticism for corruption and infighting. a former british army doctor is found guilty of misconduct. the charges date back to 2003 when hotel receptionist died after being arrested by british soldiers in bazra. >> he had only been at his job as the british regimental medical officer for two months when he was presented with a case of baha musa. the last 36 hours were spent being beaten. as musa was dying, the doctor tried to treat him, but that is nothing more than a bloody nose but he had 96 injuries, including fractured ribs and a broken nose. he has been found guilty of misleading and dishonest conduct by u.k. medical tribunal. the verdict is another victory. their father's death brought one of the largest increase in the british army. this is was not unique. it prompted a wider inquiry about t
was revealed. he admitted his crime, they say. u.s. interests in p'yongyang. they say legal actions are being taken against him in line with criminal procedure law of the dprk. a little over a week ago, a u.s. korean men was in custody. he is said to be the operator of a tour company based in beijing that specializes in tours to north korea, and the u.s. state department said they were aware of these reports and that the welfare of their citizens with their chief concern. in 2009, there were two instances of khas u.s. citizens been jailed in north korea, the first in march, accused of trying to cross illegally into the border. later a christian activist was jailed and eventually released after repenting. the two earlier detainees were released after bill clinton who visited hong yang. -- visited p'yongyang. >> britain has paid money to iraqis who say they were illegally obtained -- rick detained and tortured by british troops. over into the following the 2003 invasion. most of those were male civilians who said they were beaten, deprived of sleep, and threatened before being interrogated. bri
in south sudan jeopardizes its action in the region. four crew members were killed. an investigation is underway. the region has been the scene of recent fighting between armyies. >> we strongly deplore the shooting down of the helicopter in south sudan by the liberation army. four russian crew members all of whom were confirmed dead. this is a grave violation of the state of forces agreement of august 8th, 2011 and jeopardized the operations. >> two rebel groups in malley -- mali say they will stop fighting. they condemned the u.n. condition to send people in northern mali. >> the bodies of 55 immigrant who is drowned off the coast of somalia have been laid out for identification. relatives crowded the hospital. survivors said the boat capsized into its journey to yemen. >> in kenya, women and children are among the dead after rival land fighting between farmers and cattle herders. >> in just a few hour this is slage was turn into a scene of carnage. the men who attacked the people here use guns and machetes to kill and maim. among the dead and injured are women and children. the pe
addressed the nation promising his government could take tough action. >> not only the responses to this terrible crime, but also all aspects concerning the safety of women and children and punishment to those who commit these monstrous crimes. the steps we are taking and the processes we are following. >> the government is under pressure from activists and lawyers to impose tougher sentences on sexual crimes and to address shortcome information the legal system and law enforcement. >> there is no sense of law and order. unless the citizens are assured of their safety, it is not only the women, but elderly, children, everybody is vulnerable to this crime. >> according to data from the national crime records bureau, reported rape cases have risen 10% from last year. the rape put a spotlight top justice system and the government's inability to deal with the crimes. >> this trial for this case will start on january 3 with daily hearings. this is midnight eastern, 9:00 p.m. pacific. >> the top stories on al jazeera this hour. in afghanistan, a woman in a police uniform shot a u.s. ad
are demanding action. they want the death penalty for the six suspects arrested following the gang rape of a young woman on december 16. the incident sparked protests across the country as people vented their frustration over the government's apathy and lack of justice for sexual crimes. in response, the government has appointed two committees to push for a speedy trial for sexual assault cases and stringent laws. >> the safety and security of women is of the highest concern to our government. a commission of inquiry is being sent up to look into precisely these issues in the capital. >> the protests are no small and sporadic and there's a tight security in the city. at the height of the demonstrations just days ago, thousands of people " to the streets. this is one of the areas where the protests turned violent and many protesters and police were injured. this person was on duty at the gate. he was pronounced dead on tuesday and the circumstances leading to his debts have now become a point of controversy. the city police maintains that he died after sustaining injuries while trying to
, and the ones who were killed were burned beyond recognition. >> and demanding the government take action to protect women after the death of the victim of a gang rape. the 23-robot a was -- the 23- year old girl was traveling and died at a hospital. >> they're gathering to express solidarity air of disappointment about how women are being treated. people have been gathering despite the government having a block down on security. there tried to stop people from coming into the city center, but there is a designated protest. and hundreds of people are there right now. people trying to break out of that area but it seems to be contained with very tight security year. at the heart of the matter, the people asking the government why they are so willing to quiet them down but will not give any aberration as to what is going on and what they're planning to do about the issue. there have been 600 rape cases this year and only one conviction. that gives you an idea of how the system is not geared to deal with this problem and the government has been appeasing people saying they would look and new
of congress must take the initiative on a compromise. >> it appears to me the action if there is any is now on the senate and we will have to see if we're able on a bipartisan to move forward. >> but the democrats say there can be no deal without republican concessions on tax increases. >> unless we get a sign-off from the republicans in the house, we can't get anything done. for them to talk about a bipartisan arrangement, we have done that. >> without a deal, the mediate effect would billion a tax hike. relief checks to $2 million -- 2 million onamericans would also cut, possibly triggers another major u.s. recession. >> things that you don't really need, you're not going to get. >> it will probably affect my finances in a huge way. >> it will affect my dad. my dad's 76 and he's already got his food stamps cut and his medicaid cut. i don't know how much more than can cut. >> half of all americans now expect no deal by new year's day. by a margin of 2-1 they hold the republicans more at fault than obama and his fellow democrats. >> earlier, i spoke to richard at campaign's for america's fu
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